NCAA Game Summary - Memphis at East Carolina|
(Saturday, October 18th)
Final Score: East Carolina 30, Memphis 10
Greenville, NC (Sports Network) - Jonathan Williams ran for 108 yards and a
touchdown to pace the East Carolina Pirates in a 30-10 triumph of the Memphis
Tigers in Conference USA action at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium.
Norman Whitley added 60 yards and a score on the ground for the Pirates (4-3,
2-1 CUSA), who snapped a three-games slide. Rob Kass threw for a 167 yards and
a pair of touchdowns in the victory, while Dwayne Harris snared six of those
passes for 86 yards and a score.
Curtis Steele had 43 rushing yards and a touchdown, as the Tigers (3-5, 1-3)
suffered their second loss in a row. Quarterback Arkelon Hall started the game
for Memphis, but left with a hand injury after completing just 2-of-3 passes
for 23 yards. Without Hall, the Tigers' offense sputtered and managed only 184
total yards, well below their season average of 465.3 ypg.
With just over a minute left in the opening quarter, Memphis took the first
lead behind a four-yard touchdown run by Steele.
Midway through the second quarter, Williams put ECU on the board with a 68-
yard run to paydirt.
Memphis, though, would grab a 10-7 lead right before the half, as Vinny
Zaccario nailed a 20-yard field goal with 11 seconds left.
The Pirates took their first lead midway through the third quarter, when Kass
found Brandon Simmons on a 42-yard scoring strike. The two-point conversion
try was unsuccessful, however, and ECU led 13-10.
Late in the third period, Kass found Harris from 28 yards away to push ECU's
advantage to 20-10.
Ben Hartman nailed a 22-yard field goal early in the fourth quarter for the
Pirates and Whitley put the game away with a 12-yard touchdown run late in the
ECU gained 381 total yards and converted on 7-of-14 third down chances in the
10/18 15:41:25 ET